Do dogs need clothes?

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Do dogs need clothes?

It is very true that for many dogs, clothing is a necessary and important part of managing & maintaining warmth for your doggie during the colder months. Can you believe it That summer is already over and the cooler months are moving in. It is very important to recognize that some dogs are unable to maintain the body heat necessary to keep warm and may require additional protection. While fur can be insulating, not all fur (or dogs) are created equal. If you’re unsure whether or not your dog needs additional layering, look to their behavior. Two common signs your dog needs clothing include shivering or their desire to stay indoors more.

A sweater or jacket can be helpful during the cold seasons, especially if your dog likes to go outside in the snow to relieve himself, or just to go play and roll around in the snow. However if you tend to keep your home’s furnace set low, depending instead on blankets and sweaters for your human occupants then don’t you think you should also be thinking about your fur baby as well?

If you are still on the fence, consider this: Sure, dogs come equipped with their own fur coats to help keep them warm during those cold seasons, but some dogs have lighter layers of fur than others, and some are not genetically suited to the environments in which they find themselves. So your dog may in fact be extremely uncomfortable with the winter temperatures as uncomfortable as you would be if you went outside without clothing in the dead of winter. Why would you do that? Well truth is most of us humans wouldn’t so let’s not do that to our doggies.

Help keep me warm this winter.

How warm your dog is able to keep himself may depend on his breed, size and even age, but if he just doesn’t have a heavy fur coat, there is only so much cuddling up he can do to conserve heat. Smaller, light bodied breeds, toy breeds, and breeds that naturally have very short or thin fur coats benefit from a warm dog sweater for when they need to go outside, or for just hanging around the house. A sweater can make a big difference in your dog’s happiness & well-being. Of course, short, thin fur is not the only reason for outer clothing. Dogs that tend to have short-cropped hair like poodles, which may grow thick fur but which humans tend to keep short to avoid matting should also be given a sweater to protect them from very low temperatures. Also, older dogs with weaker immune systems and dogs with diseases that impair fur growth typically need an extra source for warmth, and this can be easily provided by a sweater or jacket, even indoors.

Mom & dad keep me warm this winter.

Finding a good sweater.

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Once you have decided to get a sweater For your dog , you will need to begin by considering material. While wool is very warm and one of the best insulating materials, take into account how often it will need to be washed, and whether it will make your dog more uncomfortable due to itching.The best material for a dog sweater is fleece. Fleece dog sweaters give your dog a soft & relaxing feel . From the smallest like dog chihuahuas or Shih-Tzu to large dogs. All dogs love to snuggle in an ultra- soft machine washable and made from a plush material such as a fleece dog sweater. Fleece sweaters offer a super soft Comfortable and warm all over cozy feeling to your fur baby.

Rain, snow or extreme temperatures can be harmful and extremely uncomfortable to our pets. To protect them, some form of clothing is a must.

Dog Clothing works like an additional protective cover to help your fur baby feel content and enjoy themselves outdoors even in snowstorms.

Pretty in pink

Allergies

Some people have allergies to dog dander and sneeze when that loose hair begins to fly around the house landing on you, your furniture, and your floor.

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Clothing can reduce the amount of loose hair and help contain the dander. AND, if you are an allergy sufferer, it means you are likely to breathe easier.

A light weight doggie t-shirt or dress cannot eliminate shedding and dander, but it can make your life much easier.

Oh then there are the bugs!!!

Fleas are a major nusience that most dog owners hate. Ticks carry disease. Most dog owners want to protect their little dogs, and clothing can help.

Clothing will not stop a swarm of angry wasps, but it will be much harder for them to bite and sting if they must first penetrate a layer of clothing.

In the colder winter months, there is often confusion as to whether dogs need a sweater, coat or none at all.

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In deciding whether your dog needs extra protection in the winter, let his fur be the deciding factor.

If the dog has a thin coat of fur, you should provide warm clothes when going outside.

The breeds with thick fur do not need sweaters that much. But if the dog is weak or sick, he should wear a jacket in cold weather. Hoodies, coats, or sweaters can also be a good option. Puppies and older dogs may need a little extra protection too.

Whether the dog has thick hair or not, if the weather is dangerously cold, keeping him inside is a good idea. Dogs, like people, are very susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite.

Believe us when we tell you that dogs really do not care about the color or style you dress him in either, Your dog will love the attention you show him while putting the clothes on. Keep your dog warm & comfortable this winter season. Your fur baby loves you & does not abuse you so do the same in return after all a happy doggie makes a happy life. “

No if and or butts about it”

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